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Thursday, December 23, 2010

"I want to thank Goodluck Jonathan for bringing facebook to Nigeria" Minister of Information

Labaran Maku
"I Want To Thank GEJ For Bringing Facebook To Nigeria"- Minister of Information, Labaran Maku @ President Goodluck Jonathan's 'Facebook' book launch that held on Monday Dec 20, 2010 at Eko Hotel, Lagos.
Source: People who watched the programme live on AIT

Ha ha ha! How embarrassing!
Let me officially thank MTN for bringing telephone to Naija..lol
But to be fair to the minister, people are saying he meant to say Jonathan introduced social networking to Nigerian politics. Now most politicians are using it to reach the masses...but still...

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dey laff o! Because even if he meant introducing social networks to politicians i dont think GEJ was the first. SMH at our "leaders"

ALOOMA said...

Absolutely ridiculous, if this is what we are gonna be informed with then we are in deep sh*t.

Anonymous said...

d minister is a fool,facebook has bn around b4 goodluck bcame president,in dt case,let thank dose irresponsible men who inpregnant women and abadon den,rubbish,

Adesoji Adegbulu said...

I thought it was a joke when I read it on Facebook. How can the minister of information be so misinformed?

Ms. J said...

o__o

Chilling said...

That Ministry is gaffe-prone. He's just started drinking from the cup of power and he's already drunk!

Tfk said...

I think I'm with you on your opinion. I don't see how our dear minister could have meant the President actually brought the popular social networking site to the consciousness of Nigerians.(All man know say Naija people don tey for facebook parole na)

Besides, though I can't claim to be a 100 per cent certain, I believe Goodluck truly leads the pack of politicians adopting Facebook as a means of connecting with their supporters and future voters.

It's nothing but a mere misappropriation of words on the minister's part and error of understanding on those who received the message.

A quite humurous situation though, one might say.

Anonymous said...

even u should by now that the statement was taken out of context, he was talking about the increased interest in sharing information via social networks and Goodluck did increase its popularity amongst people in government.

9jaLife said...

Why should a serving minister be at a political event?

Secondly why should a serving minister endorse a politician in an election campaign?

As for brining FB to naija, they should all be ashamed, how many naija youths have an opportunity to develop a fb type site from naija?

muero_ebony said...

In the spirit of christmas,A big Thank you to you Linda Ikeji for introducing blogging to us Nigerians. which kain MUMU be dis (Mis)information minister.i cannot laugh enuf pls help me out

skankmypeaceofmind said...

this is what happens when you have idiots for leaders. pigs in high places. dirtying and spreading their dirt around

Kay said...

Na wa for this Govt, instead of employing intelligent, articulate, and self-assured professionals who can handle the post well, this mallam was placed as Information Minister. Haaaaaaaaaa!!!! This is a national disgrace, and there are millions of Nigerians who can do better than this man in the labour market, languishing in the state of underemployment or unemployment.

One day, one day, e go better for naijaa.....Apologies to Eldee.

Anonymous said...

A very silly and unintelligent way to pass the message Mr. Minister.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Senator Yerima for bringing Child Predators to Nigeria. ha!ha!ha!

truth said...

Thanks for removing those annoying ads. But pls replace the blog read list because I usually read some of those blogs. Also, since your background is red, your font CANNOT also be red biko, or anyother color that disappears into the red background. how are we supposed to read the wordsi.e. the post titles? Sisi mi, it does not take rocket science to figure that out now ahah.

Keep up the good work!

Prism of an immigrant said...

These people are clownssss

Momo said...

This reminds me of Barkin Zuwo in the 80s who said we had many minerals in Nigeria like coke and fanta. I was in primary school then. My bottom jaw was on the floor then. Now this totally backward person comes and says these things. How can you be information minister when the only thing you can do is speak hausa, minimal english and sign contracts??? I thought we had stopped doing this in Nigeria. I thought these were relics of the past administrations. With all the educated and sharp people in Nigeria, you have the likes of these being minister! Former articulate ministers of Information, Frank Nweke and Dora Akinyuli must be shuddering at their replacements.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 10:30 AM. Nigerian politicians like Fashola were on Facebook before GEJ. Me too I dey laugh o. The Information Minister is a dimwit that's all.

He may have suffered for a long time and just made it. He should go back to school. What are his qualifications?

Teaser said...

I will like to specially thank Linda Ikeji for inventing and bringing blogging to Nigeria.

I will like to thank TB Joshua for bringing Christianity to Nigeria.

I will like to thank 2face Idibia for bringing music to Nigeria.

I will like to thank Banky W for inventing WWW which we now use in domain names.

Finally, I will like to thank myself for inventing and bringing AIR to Nigeria; Yessss ooooooh, I brought air to Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

And this man was a former journalist and deputy governor of Nassarawa State. This is not the only gaffe he committed, he also assumed that David Plouffe (Obama's Campaign Manager & Head of his Social Networking Political Strategy) was the founder of facebook.

oscar said...

It is more than possible this Minister is not on face book.

Anonymous said...

LMFAO....so much for an Information Minister!

Anonymous said...

I might be wrong but I think he is saying he is grateful for the President communicating with the citizens of Nigeria. Obama communicates with Americans through twitter and facebook on his plans. This is what Goodluck is doing. What other president has communicated with Nigerians? Exactly. Sorry Linda but I disagree with you here.

Vonjones said...

I want to thank you for not knowing what to say.Lol! hahahahahahahahahahhahah

Anonymous said...

i dey laugh...apologies to OBJ.

Anonymous said...

A WHOLE MOI SAYING THIS DAM 9JA WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

doll said...

you were spot on with what he meant

tayo said...

And I would like to thank myself for waking up to read Linda's blog... bwahahahahaha...

The nitty-gritty tales of a housewife said...

E-X-C-U-S-E ME???????!!!!!!!

SYCOPHANT!

BUTT-LICKING!

LIP-SERVICE!

*hisssssss*

Anonymous said...

Mumu politicians.

Anonymous said...

So ridiculous.